Sky to air 700+ football matches next season
June 22, 2016
By Nik Roseveare
In the 2016/17 season Sky Sports will show more than 700 football matches from eight different leagues across its channels and digital outlets. For the first time viewers will be able to enjoy regular live coverage of Premier League matches on Friday nights in addition to those shown on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Monday Night Football.
In another first, viewers in the Republic of Ireland will also be able to enjoy live coverage of the Premier League in a regular slot on Saturday afternoons at 3pm. And an expanded mobile clips service delivered by the Sky Sports’ Football Score Centre app will enable users to enjoy more highlights of Premier League and Football League matches on their phones on match days.
Sky Sports will kick off its biggest ever season of live football with three matches in three days from the Sky Bet English Football League, featuring three giants of the division: Fulham v Newcastle Utd on August 5th, followed by QPR v Leeds Utd and Sheffield Wednesday v Aston Villa on August 7th.